Silkinportti Activity Center

Two women talking outside Silkinportti

Silkinportti—situated in Tikkurila—is the City of Vantaa's activity center for immigrants that arranges, together with the third sector and volunteers, myriad activities. The activities are free of charge.

At Silkinportti Activity Center, you can

  • attend the handicrafts and discussion club where you can sew and knit, do your homework and talk with others in Finnish
  • study Finnish
  • meet other immigrants
  • make Finnish pastries
  • gain information on matters you are interested in.

In addition, we will provide guidance and counseling on, among other things, various courses and services in Finnish, English, Russian, Amharic, and Tigrinya. Services in other languages are separately agreed.

Silkinportti office is located in Tikkurila's old silk factory along the Kerava river. Authorities, organizations/associations and groups in Vantaa can book free-of-charge office premises for their meetings and, for instance, integration-promotion activities. For more information, please contact Silkinportti.

Silkki's program for the spring 2018

Monday
16:00 -18:00 Multicultural discussion club, with Monimaa, as of Jan. 15.
17:00 – 18:00 Basics of music for 5-8 -year-olds, with Tikkurila library, as of Jan. 8.

Tuesday
10:00 -12.00 Finnish-language course for women/mothers, with Let’s read together net-work. Children welcome too, as of Jan. 9.
15:00 – 17:00 Finnish-language course for all adults, as of Jan. 13.

Wednesday
14:00 – 15:30 Finnish-language discussion club for everybody, as of Jan. 10.
16:30 – 18:00 Singing group for employees of City of Vantaa, coworkers and volunteers.

Thursday
12:00 -14:00 Finnish-language course for women, with Let’s read together -network, as of Jan 11.
14:30 - 17:30 Handicrafts and discussion club for everybody, as of Jan 11.

Friday
10:00 – 12:00 Silkki’s morning coffee and breakfast free of charge, in cooperation with Tikkurila congregation and Immigrant Services, as of Jan. 12. Read more.

Other events

16.2.2018 14.00 -18.00 p.m. Valentine’s Day party

Are you interested in volunteer work?

Would you like to act as a volunteer in Silkinportti? Contact Silkinportti!